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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals

Programme code:MSC-COLO/PCFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Natalia Sergeeva Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or a related subject. A range of international equivalent qualifications is accepted.

English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

The programme will meet the needs of the polymer, colorant and fine chemical industries by producing graduates with advanced knowledge and research skills in colour science and in the theory, application and analysis of polymers, fine chemicals and colorants. The programme will generate well-trained, enthusiastic post-graduates having a breadth of practical and academic skills in this subject area at an advanced level.

Graduates will be able to plan experimentation and processes, be skilled in colour application, in synthesis, characterisation and evaluation aspects, and in communication. These skills will be supported by relevant up-to-date knowledge and critical understanding of the polymer, colorant and fine chemical industries and the current and potential future issues that these industries have to tackle.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM5500MExtended Laboratory Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses90 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
COLO5162MAdvanced Colour Science15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5180MSynthesis and Application of Polymers15 creditsSemester 1
COLO5244MColour Application Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
COLO5371MPractical Skills and Instrumental Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

CHEM5622MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD5016MPhysical Aspects of Food10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD5115MColloid and Dairy Science10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will need a minimum of 150 credits for award, with 135 being at the higher level 5M.

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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